“Wheels Stop” – forever

When a space shuttle orbiter landed, the commander called “Wheels Stop” when the vehicle came to a complete rest, signifying the completion of the mission.

On Friday, November 2, the space shuttle Atlantis made its last movement, and the last movement of the program, to its final resting place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

It’s over.

Space shuttle Atlantis is seen as it rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The spacecraft traveled 125,935,769 miles during 33 spaceflights, including 12 missions to the International Space Station. Its final flight, STS-135, closed out the Space Shuttle Program era with a landing on July 21, 2011.
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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